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Shamrock & Sophie Saturday

Last weekend, while daddy was out of town, Sophie and Sham got their first Starbucks Puppuccino. It’s not on the menu, so you just have to ask. I believe they are free. {Which, if that is the case, that means that a medium Americano is about a dollar more at Starbucks than Caribou. And it takes 20 minutes to get through the Starbucks drive-thru line! DOH!}

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The puppuccino has no caffeine. It’s just a bit of whipped cream in a cup. I, personally, would rather call it a Pup Cup! Needless to say, they were enjoyed.

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But see Sophie up there^^? 

She tipped her cup upside down and made a mess on the seat!

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Sure, she licked it clean; but the seat’s a little crusty now. What would you recommend using to clean it?

Happy Saturday!
Carrie

What I’ve Been Holding at the Library

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Okay, still crushing on the library!

When I last posted what I was reading on Facebook commenting how I loved the hold service at the library because I got a BRAND SPANKING NEW book {as in no one else had read it yet}, a friend commented asking how it works because she spends way too much money on books.

And since it took me sooooo long to just get in and renew my 10-year-old library card, I thought I’d give some insight on the process so that you don’t wait another moment and start utilizing your local library immediately! It’s so easy.

How to Put Books on Hold at the Library

I’m sure all libraries have a somewhat different system, but here is how my Dakota County Library works:

  • Email: When I reopened my account, the library asked me for a email address that I check all the time. They don’t spam you. I only receive an email to remind me if a book is almost due or if a book that is placed on hold is ready to pick up.
  • Library Card Number: I used to know my bank account number by heart. I had the account since I was 16. Then, a couple of years ago, I switched banks. I still don’t have that new account number memorized, but I do my library card number! You need this (and a pin or password) to access your account online. It’s here were you can put any book on hold!
  • The Queue: Once you put a book on hold {and indicate from which library you want to pick it up} you can see how far along you are in the queue for that book. You can also see how many books of each are available throughout the county. If it’s a popular book, there will be several. However, there may only be one of a particular book. If it’s checked out, it may take some time to get it. If there are several and the queue isn’t long, it’ll become available much more quickly!
  • Suspend Hold: If I am seeing that I am the 1st in a line for number of books, I can put my hold on suspension. This means if I’m not quite ready for it now, but I will be in a month, I can suspend my hold from now until a month from now. That way, I don’t have to delete it from my hold list and try to remember to put it on hold later. If I’m ready for the book before my designated suspension is up, I can cancel the suspension and, I believe, resume my place in the queue.
  • The Pick-Up: Once the book is available, I receive an email that it is ready. I have one week to pick it up or they will take it off of the hold status for me. When I go to my library, they have my book waiting for me in the “hold” section. I don’t have to ask anyone for it. I find it by my card number and last name and there is a slip in the book indicating that it is on hold for me. Not just anyone can grab these books, however. The self-serve checkout counter will only all the book to be checked out to me because it is on hold for ME! This takes me TWO MINUTES. So easy!

Side Note on E-Readers: If you are an e-book reader, I am 95% sure that you can do the same with holds online. It’s even easier for you because you don’t have to go to the library and pick it up when it’s available. I’ve yet to jump on that bandwagon. I borrowed a friend’s old Kindle when I went to Ireland and it was Just Fine. I didn’t like having to keep it charged. We weren’t too bright that we only brought one adapter/converter! I do like the feel of a real book in my hands. I tried reading on my phone and just can’t do it. The sheer number of e-readers overwhelms me. And with tablets, I fear being distracted by something else I can do on it. That happens to me all the time with my phone!

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I currently have about 40 books on hold! The ones that are on order by the library show that my place in queue is “0”. I have several books suspended because I know I won’t even be able to read that many books at once. One of the books I have on hold is Liane Moriarty’s Truly, Madly Guilty. I am 195th in line! There looks like there are close to 50 copies available in my county. And several are Lucky U books, of which you can read more about under the JoJo Moyes book I picked up in this post. So if I really wanted to read it now, I could check online to see if a Lucky U book was available and run and pick it up.

Here’s what I had put on hold and was able to read over the past couple of weeks!

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Dancing with the Tiger by Lili Wright (fiction) – worth a read

I found Dancing with the Tiger on a book blog. The blogger was recapping the books she read in July and noted this one as her favorite. I promptly put it on my Library Hold List and was surprised that when they got the book in stock, I was the first one who got to read it.:-) Brand new book! This is a fantastic, colorful debut work of fiction. I loved the short chapters that still made me want to continue reading. What I didn’t like was some of the Spanish used in the novel. I don’t speak Spanish; so I was lost on some of the phrases when they weren’t explained. Of course, I could figure some of them out by context or if it was similar to French, but not all

Wait. Scratch that. I found myself googling some of the phrases, which means I learned something, right?! I also liked learning about the world of Mexican masks.

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On the Edge of Reason

On the Edge of Reason by Miroslav Krleža (fiction) – DNF

This one I did not get from the library, but thought I could read in between holds because it is a rather short book (less than 200 pages). “How did I come across this book?” you ask? It’s been on my bookshelf for about 10 to 15 years. Back then, I tried to order the sequel to Bridget Jones’ Diary, which is called The Edge of Reason. But whoops, not paying attention, I put the wrong used book in my cart. One word can make a difference!

I decided to give this book a shot because of the accolades on the back:

Paris had its Balzac and Zola; Dubin its Joyce, Croatia its Krleža… one of the  most accomplished, profound authors in European literature…

The Croatian Miroslav Krleža is amount the most neglected of the world’s great writers.

My new favorite word – folly. It is used often at the beginning of the book. Alas, I Did Not Finish this book. It was originally published in 1938. I sometimes need to push myself to read books that were written before me time. Right now, though, it’s back on the shelf for another day. I do intend to finish it, just not now.

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Make Room for What You Love

Make Room for What You Love by Melissa Michaels (non-fiction) – skip it

Another brand new book from the library! This one was waiting for me, so it made me read Dancing with the Tiger faster. I wanted to be done before my hold deadline so I could just swap the books out. Not sure how I found out about this book – probably from an organizing blog? I often don’t remember where I hear of books, unless a friend recommends it.

I thought it landed in my hands at the perfect time because my husband was going out of town. Remember when I KonMari-ed my wardrobe the last time he was? I get into these kicks when he’s not around.:-)

What I learned is that I didn’t need this book. This surprised me, because I generally think of myself as a clutterbug. However, with the current change in circumstances at work and home, I was forced to change some habits! To be quite honest, I got annoyed after the first 60 pages or so that I skimmed the rest of the book.

There wasn’t anything revolutionary in here. The author focuses on simplifying, but then throws in so many questions to ask yourself and lists to make, that it is completely overwhelming as a reader! Most of the time she’d say, “Find ways to…” instead of just listing the ways to solve those problems.

I did like the little sideboxes with tips. And the one takeaway I did get from this book is that it’s indecisiveness that creates clutter. By not deciding what to do with something and putting it in a pile, you are actually deciding something – you are choosing clutter.

Still, there was a lot of generalizing going on, a lot of stating of the obvious {i.e. How do you feel when your house is cluttered? How would you feel if it wasn’t?} and a lot of repetition. The author has her own organizing and design blog. The book was written like I would write a blog post – like I’m talking to someone. In a book, it felt a little unprofessional. I think I would actually prefer to read her blog – with a little tip here or there, instead.

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Night by Elie Wiesel (fiction) – must read

I’m sure I found this book a list of Short Books That Everyone Must Read. Or Books You Can Read in a Day. I’m kind of embarrassed to say that I hadn’t heard of it nor did I know it was true story, a personal account. It’s sort of a classic and one that I do agree that Everyone Must Read or that it should be part of a curriculum. It’s a powerful reminder of the hatred during the time of Nazi rule. I did read it in a day; but I’m a slow reader.  Many of you would have it completed in an afternoon. I have now put Wiesel’s subsequent works in this trilogy on hold at the library. But I’m also confused because books two and three appear to be works of fiction.

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The Lake House

The Lake House by Kate Morton (fiction) – DNF

I have no idea how I found this book; but it had great reviews. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get into it. I kept trying to push along, but kept getting distracted. Just like everything else in life, timing is everything. I do like the layout of this story and the mystery behind it. However, it’s just too slow for me right now. I’m more intrigued by the two books on hold at the library waiting for me to pick them up! Perhaps I’ll pick it up The Lake House again sometime down the road…

Have you used your library’s hold feature?

What would be on your hold list at the library?

Cheers~
Carrie

 

Quebec City: Observations & Next Time

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As a little endcap to our Quebec City scrapbook, I’d like to make mention of a few miscellaneous things we did, a few observations I made and a few notes for ourselves on what we’d do next time.

Not until I started writing this post did I realize that in our three nights in Quebec City, we popped into three Irish pubs! While it is the norm for us to find an Irish pub whenever we travel, our multiple stops in Quebec City were unintentional! In fact, none of them were planned. They just happened to be in our path when timing, hunger or an inability to make a decision rose…

Irish Pub #1

First up is Pub Claddagh. Here, we decided to try an Irish-style Poutine:

I loved the concept of having an Irish-style version in an Irish Pub in Quebec City. In fact, we found out that nearly every bar and restaurant has their own take on poutine. It’s probably why Rob didn’t order it as often as he thought he would.

Irish English Pub #2

On another occasion, we were just stopping for a drink. This was at Pub Saint-Alexandre, which I come to find out now is technically English Pub.

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There is a Pub Chez Murphy’s now next door; but I just had the impression they were one in the same. We also got some fries to snack on here. {Can you see why I got so sick of fries!?} They weren’t very good anyway. But it was also very close to the touristy area, so I probably wouldn’t ever eat here again. Or if I did, I’d go with their cheese plate, which hails cheeses only from Quebec. I wasn’t too hungry at the time; otherwise, you know that would have been my choice!

Burgers

Across the street was a restaurant called Les Trois Garçons which we noticed and were later recommended for burgers by an employee at Korrigane Brasserie. We learned that, especially in the touristy area, no one wanted you to walk in and try to find a seat at the bar. They had to seat you. It was a little annoying; but I had to realize it was part culture, part an attempt at crowd control.

I wasn’t too keen on going for burgers {more fries!} while we were in Quebec City; but it was on a night that we couldn’t make a decision and just needed to stop walking. The burgers were okay, but nothing you’d have to make a stop for. In fact, I did take photos, but they aren’t blog worthy.

Italian

Because of Rob’s obsessive love of Italian food {and my love for him}, we stopped on two separate occasions for Italian. Italian food in Quebec City? Yup. Both were good. One had great service. The other did not. Another observation: Service when you sit at the bar in Quebec is not at all like that in the U.S. Sometimes there is not a set bartender. Sometimes that bartender gets all the drinks and also has all the tables on the terrasse. So you don’t get a lot of interaction.

Irish Pub #3

Our last impromptu Irish Pub stop was probably our favorite of the three: Pub Saint-Patrick. We stopped here for a nightcap after one of our Italian dinners. They had such an extensive craft beer list! And I, not wanting anything too heavy after our Italian dinner, went with a cider instead…

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The Vache Folle {crazy cow!} Imperial Milk Stout is a high-alcohol creamy-goodness wonder. It was a perfect dessert!

Coffee

I wish we’d have found a better cafe for breakfast coffee and croissants. Our hotel offered them; but you had to let them know the night before. We popped into Café Paillard one morning, as I had it written down as a recommendation; but it was more a chain type of place with absolutely no character. I was unimpressed.

However, what I do like are the espresso machines found behind nearly every bar!

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This is often the case in Europe, but rare in the U.S. I would just love this option, especially after a heavy meal and drinks or when I am designated as sober cab!

Hockey

I believe the whole world knows of the Canadians’ love of hockey. I thought I understood since I currently live in Minnesota, which is known in the U.S. as the “State of Hockey.” However, I did not. Keep in mind that we were in Quebec in July. Hockey news was displayed on every T.V. no matter where we went! The biggest news at the time: the trade of Canadiennes’ P.K. Subban. There was quite the uproar!

Calèches:

I know that the horse-drawn carriages, known as calèches in this quaint little town are supposed to offer a piece of history and a touch of romance to the visitor’s experience. You will also find these in the old part of town in Montreal. I read a few articles about them before our trip and I’ll have to agree. They are not exactly the most humane thing. I did see one driver having trouble “controlling” his horse and was beating him furiously, while the troubled tourists held on while their carriage went back and forth in every direction as the horse tried to evade each whip. NOT COOL.

Next Time:

I was really trying to be super relaxed about this trip and go with the flow. With a list of recommendations in hand, I thought we’d pick restaurants and things to do based on where we were at any give point in time. I regret this. There was too much indecisiveness on both our parts and it was just a little too relaxed. I also relied on my phone too much for maps and information when wi-fi wasn’t always readily available. I had a hard time keeping a charge on my phone more so than I ever had before.

So next time, I think we’d:

  • Enjoy Quebec City in the fall.
  • Get another hotdog at Inox.
  • Enjoy a cheese plate at the Chateau Frontenac with good wine or cocktails – worth the splurge!
  • Get more adventurous and try more traditional Quebecois foods like at Aux Anciens Canadiens.
  • Get a queue de castor (beaver tail) in Lower Town.
  • Book reservations at L’affaire est Ketchup – a popular restaurant that you need to have rez for at least several weeks in advance!
  • Eat less fries!
  • Try any, if not all, of the desserts at Pub du Parvis.
  • Wander the Parc de l’Esplanade or Plaines d’Abraham and perhaps take a picnic.
  • Go to the Le Cercle Bar or Bar la Nankasi for music.
  • Or any of the places I listed at the end of this post.

We made our way to the train station for our 3 and 1/2-hour train ride to Montreal.

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The train ride was a much different experience from those I’ve had in Europe. There are actual car attendants that come around with food and drinks (for purchase). I felt more like we were on a flight.

I try not to have not to regret not doing something on my travels, but prefer to make notes for next time. That way, we learn from our mistakes and have some must-dos should we return!

What have you regretted when traveling?

My next post will be on Montreal, but until then, here are our other posts on QC, if you’d like to catch up!

Cheers~
Carrie

 

 

Phoebe Poutine

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Sophie & Shamrock Saturday

We got to puppy-sit Miss Phoebe last weekend! She is now at least 4 months old, weighing in at over 5 lbs.

Let’s step back a bit, though.

When my friend Kim sent us photos of the new puppy she’d be picking up and asked for some puppy naming help, Rob responded:

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I thought Poutine was actually a cute name for a little girl puppy! {Despite the fact of the rich dish she’d be named after…}

Kim said she wasn’t fond of food names for pets.

{Flashing lights is what Kim’s 5-year-old would have called her, just because it was the first thing she saw!}

In the end, the one that stuck was her original thought – Phoebe.  And it truly works for her.

They also call her Phoebe Weebie. She loves when you say her name! Actually, she loves everybody! In fact, I need to keep using exclamation points! Because that is how happy Phoebe is to see you when you walk into the room!

Every. Single. Time.

I swear: Puppies might be able to cure depression.

Look at those sweet brown eyes!

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Especially when they are as cuddly as Phoebe. She just might give Sophie Jean a run for her money.

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And while outside, she looked lost in the tall grass!
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And after Rob cut the lawn, she just kept collecting the remnants on her underbelly!

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I can’t tell you how nice of a distraction it was to have her at the house during this month where I’m pretty much running on auto-pilot. I barely wanted to leave the house. I just wanted to play and cuddle. She is just a ball of love.

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Because our hardwood floors are difficult for dogs to run around and play on, we always throw a blanket down when a pooch comes to visit.

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Sophie and Sham weren’t really having it though. There was a lot of jealousy going on. All Phoebe wanted was for one of the other dogs to play with her. She really tried to play with them, but she didn’t get any takers. Although Sophie looked like she might…

But in the end, no playing happened. Well, except with me! Of course, about a half hour before Kim picked her up, Shamrock ventured over to the blanket wagging his tail. He was thinking about it…

But I’m going to confess and say that I did call her Poutine and Phoebe Poutine a few times. It just felt natural. Rob and I have always had multiple names for our dogs. For example,  When we talk about her, we call Sophie “The Jean” as in “Do you think The Jean will like these treats?”

Similarly, when Rob and I would discuss Phoebe in conversation with each other, she became “The Poutine”, as in… “We need to get home to The Poutine!”

Because even that bark is oh-so-freaking-adorable…

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Happy Saturday!
Carrie

Quebec City: Breweries & Brunch

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Happy Thirsty Thursday!

We had heard that the Saint-Roch is kind of a hipster and happening area of Quebec City. In particular, I read about Korrigane Brasserie Artisinale online. An artisan brewery? Hell-yeah! Off we went.

IMG_7182I’m sure Rob ordered Black Kraken IPA Noire on that menu. At his point, I was confused because not everyone understood what we wanted when we were looking for a stout. And here, this Stout à l’Avoine was labled “Cream Ale”, which is totally different from a stout. I later learned that Stout à l’Avoine is an oatmeal stout! {More beer vocabulary!} Now I’m not sure if it was mislabeled, mistranslated or if it can have more than one meaning here.

But I didn’t try that one to find out. Instead, I was intrigued by the Emily Carter Pale Ale aux Bleuets – a Blueberry Pale Ale. So good! I don’t know when nor why I so easily started shying away from pale ales. Because I’ve been finding more lately that when a pale ale is infused with something, I tend to love it.

It was Canada Day and no one was really out and about yet. We hadn’t had breakfast, so we decided to split something for an early lunch: a European Hot Dog.

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I think that Rob was expecting all hot dogs in Quebec to be like the hot god of his life at Inox. Alas, that was not the case. It was more a traditional Quebecois dog:

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The typical Quebecois hot dog is topped with a shredded cabbage/relish, almost like a vinegary coleslaw or sauerkraut. The bun was nicely toasted, but I only had a bite. I liked that mayo was served with the fries, but I was pretty sick of fries at this point!

Our server was fantastic. After learning how much we liked craft beer, she gave us a Drink Local Beer Map! Okay, so now we knew what we were going to do for the day. And we would have never known about these other breweries if it hadn’t been for her. Several of the breweries were right in the Saint-Roch area.

Our next stop was Noctem.

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This list really helped me learn more French beer vocab! I also like how the columns are labeled qui (who), quoi (what), and comment (how) to describe the beers on tap.
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Rob ordered a guest beer – the Frampton Brasse Stout Imperial Russe. (I think you can figure that one out.) I had Noctem’s own Belzebuth Stout Pamplemousse et piment-oiseau – a stout with grapefruit and chilis. Strange combo, but good.

While there, I noticed that there was a microscope in their tank room.I’ve toured enough breweries that I should understand the brewing process; but that is something I don’t remember seeing in a brewery before. Either they take their stuff seriously or I’m just ignorant. Do you see it?

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A tour group came in and got their samples. We finished our beer and decided it was time for a real meal if we were going to keep drinking beer – a late brunch next door at Pub du Parvis!

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I liked the idea of a Morning Poutine; but it just sounded like way too much. I had to go with something completely different… The St-Roch! It was only fitting.

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The St-Roch Crêpe stuffed with scrambled egg, bacon, mozzarella, topped with hollandaise sauce with green onions served with homestyle potatoes and toast.

I just realized right now that I did not get the “smoothie of the day” listed on the menu. Obviously, I didn’t care! This was something I could never get at home and was so delightful. You guys know how I don’t like bacon in my food; but this was just fine. It was balanced enough that it didn’t overpower the entire dish. Rob even had a bite and did not decline when I offered him another!

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Per Rob’s usual (and because he ate most of that hot dog earlier), he went with a couple of side dishes: sausage and brie. Because when can you just order a side of brie on a menu!?!

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I’m sure the brie was more for my benefit; but the sausage was divine. And truthfully, we found that all of the sausages we tried in Quebec were tasty because they were free from grizzle and the weird textures you sometimes experience.

At this point, I was way too full. Otherwise, I could have totally gone for any one of these unique desserts!

I want one now…

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To be honest, we only did one more brewery stop of the day…

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We totally missed their extra terrasse out back until right before we were leaving, but had this nice seat at La Barbarie‘s bar. This microbrewery has quite the little Viking theme. Check out those tap handles…

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Here, I wanted to try something different. I had seen it on a couple menus, something I’ve never seen at a brewery in the states: Sangri-Bière. I had to ask if it was a Sangria made with beer instead of wine (no) or a beer made to be more flavored like sangria (yes).

It is definitely a fruit beer and I dug it. Not something I’d order often; but it was good on such a hot day. It was served with fruit like a glass of sangria would be, too!

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There were artists’ work for sale strung up on the walls. For some reason, I was really drawn to this one, though blue is my favorite color. I just love it!

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Do you seek out certain types of places to dine, drink or shop when you are traveling?

If you want to catch up on my previous posts covering our trip to Quebec:

Cheers~
Carrie

 

Château Frontenac

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The Château Frontenac is probably the most recognized building in all of Quebec. It’s certainly recognized as the most photographed hotel in the world!

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I think this is because of it’s monstrosity and how it sits elevated above the St. Lawrence River. But you can capture photos of it from so many different vantage points!

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I’m sure the views are breathtaking from the highest stories, too. Even if you are not staying in this hotel, it’s worth a look inside. It’s quite grand! And while we’re at it, we were told to stop for a cocktail in the bar or lunch in the cafe.

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I was not aware that this was a wine and cheese bar! If I had known that I would have made cheese my dinner.😉 {Instead, this was a night-cap.} The bar itself is a beautiful site. We tried to get a seat near the window facing the St. Lawrence, but all were taken.  To the bar it was!

There were a few different drink menus, but I liked this one which included the recipes:

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That ^^ is exactly the drink I ordered. Beautiful!

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As expected, the drinks were a bit spendy. But this was a special treat for us. Rob ordered a Stinger, which has 989+ different versions. But together with the ambiance, our cocktails and experience at the Château Frontenac were magical.

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What do you like to splurge on when you travel?

If you want to catch up on my previous posts covering our trip to Quebec:

Cheers~
Carrie

 

Terrasses & Salty Cheese

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I’m reminiscing about our summer trip to Quebec!

If you want to catch up, here are my previous posts:

One thing I read and we quickly learned is that the Quebecois love their terrasses (patios)! That is, in the summertime. Quebec has a whole different feel in the winter, of course. I had no intentions of making our trek to Quebec in winter. We get enough winter in Minnesota, thank you very much.

In fact, Minnesotans are quite fond of their patios, too. When the trees start to bloom and you no longer need to wear a winter coat, I’ve even read in marketing emails and magazines, “It’s patio season!”

On our day out exploring the Rue Saint-Jean, outside the walls of the Old Town, we came across Bar le Sacrilège, written on my recommended list as known for “local brews”. It was a beautiful summer day – warm, but not too hot; no humidity and a slight breeze. As long as there were seats {most seats on the terrasse are almost always taken}, it was the perfect day to enjoy a Quebecois terrasse.

Keep in mind, many establishments’ terrasses are located in a courtyard out back, which can be much nicer and more peaceful than facing the street. This was the case for Bar le Sacrilège. We walked through the door and asked to sit “au terrasses s’il vous plaît.” 

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We hadn’t considered the fact that it was Thursday, around lunchtime and there would only be a few people out on the terrasse! It was a beautiful, tree-covered oasis.

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I can imagine this terrasse packed and animated on a Friday night, with those lights twinkling down.

I don’t believe they had a beer list, because we chatted with our server. We told him we were looking for an IPA and a stout and he gave us some excellent recommendations. Since we were there around lunchtime, he also explained that they are a beer bar and do not serve food, well not a traditional menu. They just had a handful of snacks like chips, something else and salty cheese.

“Salty cheese!” Rob said emphatically. He thought it was funny that cheese would be described as such.

The server smiled and went off to fill our order.

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I will tell you that the Boréale Stout was quite nice. And the Boréale IPA became one of Rob’s go-tos when he feared another beer was made with Belgian yeast. {The Quebecois love their Belgian-style beers and Rob does not!}

And that cheese really was salty! But very good. Here I was learning new vocabulary again: effiloché = shredded. Yes, this was shredded cheese! How strange to eat as a snack. They were big shreds, but shreds nonetheless. And made in Quebec!

Check them out:

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Speaking of French vocabulary, I was learning more and more words that I may not have learned in France otherwise.

For example, this:

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Rob asked, other than the Smoked Meat, what the other paninis were on Bar La Ninkasi’s menu on the wall. Dinde Chutney = Turkey Chutney. But I didn’t know the word cerfI had to look it up. Cerf = deer! Venison! This was a venison chipotle panini. Only in Canada! Sure, venison is common in the midwest, but not often in restaurants, nor on a panini, nor combined with chipotle. I had to photograph it because this is exactly what my dad would order if he were sitting beside me. We were there during the daytime. But Bar La Ninkasi is known for live music and karaoke if you are looking for some evening fun!

There were several other little establishments that we had listed as recommendations on Rue Saint-Jean. But we never got to those because either the timing wasn’t right or we weren’t in the mood. I’m listing them here purely for my Next Time notes, or in case you’d like to give them a try if you are ever in Quebec City!

  • Fou-Bar (literally meaning “crazy bar”) – This was not on our recommended list. But I see it now on Google maps and the interior looks interesting!
  • Le Moine Échanson – wine bar
  • Erico – chocolatier
  • Bistro Hobbit – also wasn’t on our recommended list, but the menu looks good!

How do you search for places to dine or go out while on vacation?

Cheers~
Carrie